Strategies for Addressing Cancer Patients' Complaints of Fatigue

Catherine B. Saiki, Julie M. Waldfogel, Elizabeth K. Lee, Thomas J. Smith

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Abstract

Cancer-related fatigue is a complex and common symptom for cancer patients. This article reviews important topics that oncology practitioners should know to better manage fatigue in this patient population. Our discussion includes identification and assessment of fatigue severity, as well as screening for comorbid conditions that may be contributing to an individual patient's fatigue. Finally, we review nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of cancer-related fatigue and the associated literature supporting their effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)808-812
Number of pages5
JournalOncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)
Volume31
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 15 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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